(PresidentialHill.com)- The final polls on Pennsylvania’s Republican Senate primary show the race was still up for grabs just before polls opened on Tuesday.
The Emerson College poll of very likely Republican primary voters released on Sunday showed Dr. Mehmet Oz at 28 percent, with Kathy Barnette just 4 points behind at 24 percent, and businessman David McCormick in third place with 21 percent.
However, fifteen percent remain undecided.
Meanwhile, the Trafalgar Group’s final poll of the race conducted between Saturday and Monday had Dr. Oz only 2 points ahead with 28.5 percent and Kathy Barnette in second place with 26.8 percent. David McCormick came in third place with 21.6 percent.
In other words, the race is still in a dead-heat as voters head to the polls.
Former President Donald Trump, whose surprise endorsement of the pro-abortion, anti-gun Oz rankled Pennsylvania Republicans, last week released a statement declaring that Kathy Barnette would not be able to defeat the likely Democrat challenger in November.
Trump reiterated his belief that the New Jersey resident Dr. Oz is the only one who can beat “the Crazed, Lunatic Democrat in Pennsylvania.”
But Barnette’s surprising rise in the polls, which many attributed to a desire among Republican voters to find an alternative to Dr. Oz, appears to be slacking as opposing campaigns began uncovering her past comments and contradictions.
On Monday, Breitbart reported that many Republican voters who initially supported Barnette have been shifting their support to David McCormick or the fourth-place candidate Carla Sands.
According to Breitbart, a recent survey found that 80 percent of Republican voters are worried about Barnette’s electability while only 20 percent are not. Among Barnette supporters, 29.8 percent of them chose David McCormick as their second choice while 22.8 percent have Carla Sands as their second choice. Only 7 percent of Barnette supporters listed Dr. Oz as their second choice.
But the only poll that matters is Tuesday’s primary.